Its the most wonderful month of the year for vegans. Queue loads of great new vegan friendly foods and products on the market. We've put together our top picks with some great offers over on our site. Have a look for yourself.
When it comes to supplements for vegan, we've broken down the main things you need to know:
Studies have revealed that low vitamin D or deficiency is widespread in Ireland.
Why we need it:
Vitamin D has several important functions. For example, it helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These substances are needed to keep bones and teeth health
Most of our vitamin D comes from sunlight on our skin. The vitamin forms under the skin in reaction to sunlight. Food sources include oily fish, such as salmon and sardines so this is obviously missed in a vegan diet. There are great products available in easy spray format or little chewable tablets. Check out our range here.
A common misconception is that plants cannot fulfil your calcium needs, this is a big myth. There are so many great plant based sources! By eating a balanced diet full of nutrient dense foods and also by incorporating calcium fortified foods in to your diet YOU will ensure you reach your RDA.
Plant sources of calcium include bok choy, figs, kale, mustard greens, turnip, watercress, broccoli, chickpeas, sesame seeds and easiest one is to choose fortified plant milks.
Protein is essential in any nutrition regimen, regardless of age or activity. Protein serves as a dietary source of amino acids.The body needs amino acids to build the various proteins used in the growth and maintenance of body tissues such as muscles.
Vegan sources include soya, brown rice and pea and foods like tofu, tempeh and dark green veg like brocolli or nuts and seeds.
Prefer a shake or want a powder to add to recipes? We stock great ones from brands like Nuzest & GNC over on our site.
Happy supplementing, we hope the guide above was useful! If you have any questions around vegan friendly supplements, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team and we will be happy to help!